Can This USB Stick Resurrect Your Old PC?

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  • Published: 24 March 2019
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Comments • 7 101

  • Alvin
    Alvin  35 minutes back

    Too much unnecessary bs making this video too long.

    • Al Ber
      Al Ber  7 hours back

      Hey bud should I buy a desktop computer or laptop for Linux and iso

      • mudhound0530
        mudhound0530  8 hours back

        Anthony is great!

        • Pwnzistor
          Pwnzistor  18 hours back

          God Anthony is such a strangely shaped person.

          • Justin
            Justin  1 days back

            Just The Tips. lol

            • northmountainfilms
              northmountainfilms  1 days back

              I wasted 15 seconds on an unskippable ad

              • Jeremy Kowalski
                Jeremy Kowalski  1 days back

                You Are my grandma

                • Lochlann Donnelly
                  Lochlann Donnelly  2 days back

                  Granny needs an ssd

                  • Atmospheric Pressure
                    Atmospheric Pressure  3 days back

                    Does Linus wear Jordans? 🤔

                    • Range Man
                      Range Man  4 days back

                      Will never know...I killed it after the second promo

                      • Dan B.
                        Dan B.  4 days back

                        PRETTY FUNNY AND THANKS FOR THE HEADSUP. GOOD WORK.

                        • Adam Crawford
                          Adam Crawford  4 days back

                          Linus calls CNN and MSNBC "news."

                          • Rahmi Acar
                            Rahmi Acar  5 days back

                            I gave grandma linux, redhat zoot i think it was. It was good shit, she didnt care, she was stoked that it just worked and was always fast.

                            • odi odi
                              odi odi  6 days back

                              Including the download time on my Windows pc with only 4gb of ram it only takes about 15-20 min for me to make a bootable usb.

                              • JS Design
                                JS Design  6 days back

                                10:06 ???

                                • Sean Dreazy
                                  Sean Dreazy  6 days back

                                  That poor balding bastard

                                  • Jason C.
                                    Jason C.  7 days back

                                    You could just put Linux on an old thumb drive. 🙄

                                    • Samantha Tang
                                      Samantha Tang  1 weeks back

                                      yawn.

                                      • GamingWithAlan
                                        GamingWithAlan  1 weeks back

                                        Did no one notice that the ring scene stopped when the address only showed 69? *Coincidence? I think not!*

                                        • mkchow79
                                          mkchow79  1 weeks back

                                          This Xtra PC is a gimmick from around 2015. Ubuntu is old and free. The USB stick from Xtra PC is a rip off and they should make a Manjaro version as you guys pointed out. I'm surprised that Sandisk hasn't sued them for copyright infringement. I'd rather put my money towards a tablet for Gran. My grandma can't read engrish and has issues with reading small fonts anyway. Tapping on a tablet makes it easier for her to use instead of a mouse. I'm pretty sure you can pick up an i7 2600 Sandybridge Lenovo/IBM or DELL shitbox for $70 US with Windows 10 from Craigs list/Gummy or Ebay anyway!

                                          • bgg Geometry
                                            bgg Geometry  1 weeks back

                                            can it res ERECT your pc?

                                            • Thunder Lion
                                              Thunder Lion  1 weeks back

                                              Can someone pls tell me what is the keyboard in the video ?

                                              • Benjerman Kulandaisamy
                                                Benjerman Kulandaisamy  1 weeks back

                                                The thing is once you create that USB image of the Linux distro you want to use you can make multiple copies without having to do anything extra so the first one I can understand but any sold after that one is pure profit minus the cost of the USB flash drive

                                                • Ben
                                                  Ben  1 weeks back

                                                  Now I _really_ want to dual-boot with Ubuntu

                                                  • Ben
                                                    Ben  1 weeks back

                                                    Also if you want to watch YouTube on, say, an Inspiron 6000 (Tested, it's a little buggy, but still great), you could try SMTube (preferably on linux for better performance)

                                                • Liam reynolds
                                                  Liam reynolds  1 weeks back

                                                  Is anyone else in agreement that Peggle is the first non-nintendo game that causes the most rage quits?

                                                  • jack williams
                                                    jack williams  1 weeks back

                                                    helpful hints

                                                    • mardec minimo
                                                      mardec minimo  2 weeks back

                                                      oh!!!!i love manjaro.

                                                      • phip gorman
                                                        phip gorman  2 weeks back

                                                        Linus: asking if it's a core 2 quad knowing that's bad.
                                                        Me: currently using a core 2 duo
                                                        OOF

                                                        • Ele Os has a gun
                                                          Ele Os has a gun  2 weeks back

                                                          *m y f r i e n d u s e s w i n d o w s x p*

                                                          • Tj ITwanna be
                                                            Tj ITwanna be  2 weeks back

                                                            Hey was that Dennis in the shot of you looking at what you had been watching onYouTube ?

                                                            • Josefine Johansson
                                                              Josefine Johansson  2 weeks back

                                                              i hade compture 2005 now it is 2019 any tips for upgrade kit looking tips

                                                              • Samuel Lourenço
                                                                Samuel Lourenço  2 weeks back

                                                                The Xtra-PC Pro is just a SanDisk Ultra. LOL

                                                                The cherry on top of that joke is that you are using some customized Linux distro in which the original is available for free.

                                                                • Kylefassbinderful
                                                                  Kylefassbinderful  2 weeks back

                                                                  0:18 "firing up the internets" LMAO spot on

                                                                  • icinema gr
                                                                    icinema gr  2 weeks back

                                                                    or you install windows XP on ssd 128 G WITH 15 EUROS AND the pc is fast as i7

                                                                    • James Stein
                                                                      James Stein  2 weeks back

                                                                      Called OpenOffice LibreOffice and LibreOffice OpenOffice :D

                                                                      • Greta Thunberg
                                                                        Greta Thunberg  3 weeks back

                                                                        I was gonna say upgrade the HDD to SSD and more ram, but the again, I’m just staring at my old gran who looks like the Mac she can do is press the on button.

                                                                        • Diligenc3
                                                                          Diligenc3  3 weeks back

                                                                          That 8800 GTS triggered some real nostalgia......Good times
                                                                          BTW, if you get a used Dell tower for those $50, you'll have a MUCH better experience

                                                                          • Dark Opossum
                                                                            Dark Opossum  3 weeks back

                                                                            i didn't even realize he had downs

                                                                            • ItsF4resYT
                                                                              ItsF4resYT  3 weeks back

                                                                              Why everyone in the comments say "The blue E thing" It is called "Microsoft edge" XD

                                                                            • RED AND BLACK GAMING
                                                                              RED AND BLACK GAMING  3 weeks back

                                                                              my grandma has dial up internet.

                                                                              • Nabeel Moazzam
                                                                                Nabeel Moazzam  3 weeks back

                                                                                Linus Tip Tech u should have introduced about readyboost rather going windows HDD to USB Linux

                                                                                • MrManiac3
                                                                                  MrManiac3  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I guess clapping signifies Anthony

                                                                                  • Vikingkompass
                                                                                    Vikingkompass  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I knew it was a scam so I decided to search youtube.

                                                                                    • Shahbaz Khan
                                                                                      Shahbaz Khan  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Linus bro.. Please stop wasting money on such useless stuffs

                                                                                      • EngagingSoda 503
                                                                                        EngagingSoda 503  3 weeks back

                                                                                        The sad part is that that is the norm for my laptop computer

                                                                                        • TechHub
                                                                                          TechHub  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I have a ten year old and I watched linus video and then I went and saw ten year old and I realized that linus has a higher voice

                                                                                          • Petr Lavrov
                                                                                            Petr Lavrov  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I thought the main point of this "resurrection" is having a clean OS without all the unnecessary trash software and files piled up in it throughout the years.

                                                                                            Many peoples hardware is not that bad, but still works awfully slow because of all the poor life choices they make. Like not unchecking that "Avast" antivirus button in the free software installed.

                                                                                            • Benito Camelas
                                                                                              Benito Camelas  3 weeks back

                                                                                              The truth is ... you guys know a ton of shit about computers but nobody cares about grandma to have a simple operating system. Where she can check pictures of grandkids in Facebook, check silly emails, etc.
                                                                                              Someone did: extra PC.
                                                                                              Now. Grandma prefers to pay 80 dollars to a stranger than to a grandkid that has no patience to help her with her old laptop.
                                                                                              That’s the truth.